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Welcome Dr. Sierra Young

The Department welcomes Dr. Sierra Young to NC State as an assistant professor in biosensors.

Young’s research interests focus around the use of robotics and automation for sensing and sense-making in agricultural, natural, and urban systems. Her research also focuses on human-robot interaction.

Before joining the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State, Young graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and a master’s and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Previously, Young was a Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellow and a visiting scholar in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State University.

She will soon be speaking at Phenome 2019, a conference that represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and  representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.